Changing Careers
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Get Ahead By Going Abroad

I’m a proud mentor in the Step Up Women’s Network teen mentoring program. My mentee is a junior in high school, and once a month on a Saturday, I join 30 or so other professional women and their junior mentees for a...

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Nothing Lasts Forever and Other Lessons from Blackberry vs. Apple

The mark of truly phenomenal technology is a user saying, “I can’t remember a time without it!” Steve Jobs can rest proud of his achievements with the iPhone, then, as it’s revolutionized the way the wor...

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Should You Take the Job?

You think you’ve gotten through the toughest parts of the process. You’ve written your cover letter, tailored your resume, passed through the phone interview and the in-person interview with flying colors. The offer...


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Personality Tests – Yes or Stress?

“Know thyself,” an ancient Greek proverb reminding us all that the most important opinion is our own, and the clearest path to success is to honor ourselves first. In a job interview, knowing yourself can mean the d...

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Why It’s Time To Change the Way We Talk About Job Hopping

I, like many in my generation, have at times been accused of “job hopping.” I’m nearing 30 and haven’t stayed in a job longer than 3 years in my career. However, on the contrary, I’ve learned an in...

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Knowing When It’s Time to Quit

Gone are the days when we graduate college, get a job, and stay in that job most of our lives. Many of our parents will retire with 30+ years tenure in their companies, and often in their respective jobs. Years ago, this was no...


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New to Freelancing? Avoid These Mistakes

There are many circumstances you might find yourself in when you’re searching for a job. Best case scenario, you’re in a job you want to move on from and have the paycheck, freedom, and time to look for the right ne...

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The Hidden Benefits of Moonlighting

In 2008, fresh off a nasty divorce and still a lowly nonprofit worker, I realized my eyes were bigger than my wallet when it came to shopping and dining out. So I did what any early-20s woman would do – I found a second j...

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Specialization is Overrated – Be a Generalist, Ladies

Are you a specialist? Or a generalist? And which is “better”? In the past, developing a specialization all but guaranteed you a job. But in today’s job market, it’s safe to say a specialization may make ...


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I’m Coming Alive!

A dear friend of mine has a quote framed on her desk, and frequently reminds me of its importance. It is her mantra, her creed, and I hope she won’t mind that I’ve adopted it today for the purpose of this post. “D...